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Gain a Global Perspective

Globalization Studies opens doors to unlimited career opportunities. Make yourself invaluable with a degree in Globalization & International Relations.

Learn more about our programs


Welcome to the Institute for Globalization Studies (IGS), which, among other things, offers a new BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations (GLI). Check out this video about the GLI major:

  • For information about the Institute, contact the Director of the IGS, Dr. Sophie Raynard-Leroy:

  • For more information about the GLI degree (major or minor), contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Andrea Fedi: To officially declare the major or minor, go to SOLAR and submit the online form.

  • At IGS, Dr. Rosabel Ansari's role is to build and promote intellectual life through events planning. Contact  her:

Add a GLI focus to your MA in another discipline

The "Competence in Globalization" focus is a new microcredential that you can obtain through GLI in order to make your MA more marketable.

You can earn a Master of Arts with a Focus in Globalization Studies and International Relations with one of the following MA programs:

To learn more about this microcredential, click here

Virtual Office Hours for GLI Majors/Minors

Undergraduate Program Director, Andrea Fedi

(Zoom link will be sent via email upon request)

GLI Checklist for Majors and Minors

The latest GLI checklists for majors and minors are now available.

Checklists are available down below:

Please note that Degree Works has been programmed to track students' progress towards completion of the GLI major and minor. 

Major/Minor Info


Scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for GLI students. Also read about our Study Abroad opportunities.

See a complete list of past and present scholarship/internship opportunities here.

News and Announcements


singapore study tour

Join a faculty-led 15-day study tour this winter in Singapore to learn about the nation's multicultural post-colonial nation-building, relationships with neighboring countries, diasporic connections to China and India, its economic forces of globalization, and historic trade networks. Find more about the course here

Adrian Perez Melgosa

Our friend and colleague, Adrián Pérez Melgosa, passed away during the summer. He was an Associate Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literature, former director of the Humanities Institute, and a member of the Institute for Globalization Studies Faculty Advisory Board, where he was instrumental in the development, SUNY approval, and launch of our BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations. We will be eternally grateful for his pioneering work and his inspiration and guidance, and we hope to live up to his legacy. He was a wonderful colleague and he will be deeply missed at IGS/GLI.

Read more about Adrián Pérez Melgosa

New Fall 2022 Course!

GLI 212: Global Islam, with Rosabel Ansari

Global Islam

We've added GLI 212: Global Islam, which fulfills the GLO and HUM requirements. GLI majors and minors can apply it for any one of the following:

  • Global Interaction Areas: Middle East: North Africa and Southwest Asia
  • Global Issues Tracks: Transnational Corporations and Transregional Institutions: Markets, Institutions, and Policies

The class meets in-person on Tu/Th from 9:45 to 11:05 am.

Fall 2022 Electives

Fall 2022 course listings are now available.  You can find a complete list of electives for the GLI major and minor here. If you have any questions, contact GLI undergraduate director Dr. Andrea Fedi.



More News and Achievements


Upcoming Events

¡Chile! Despertó

Ongoing, LACS Gallery, SBS N-320

Chile Desperto

In this exhibition jointly sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, History Department, and Institute for Globalization Studies, Professors Eric Zolov and Terri Gordon-Zolov present the artwork of  the 2019 protests in Santiago, Chile.

The exhibition continues all semester in the LACS Gallery, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, room N-320.

See an article about it in the Statesman here.

Recent Events

See the full archive of our past events and recordings here. 


Book Launch: The Oxford Handbook of Global Drug History, edited by Paul Gootenberg

Paul Gootenberg (SUNY Distinguished Professor of History & Sociology)
Thursday, April 14, 2022

You can view the recording of the event here.

Global Drug History

Paul Gootenberg is General Editor of the newly published Oxford Handbook of Global Drug History (Oxford Handbooks, 2022). With 36 contributions (including Gootenberg's methodological Introduction), encompassing the entire globe, the Handbook is the first major compendium of the "new global drug history," covering some 5,000 years of intoxicating academic histories.






More Events

IGS Faculty Spotlight

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The Desertmakers: Travel, War, and the State in Latin America

Javier Uriarte (Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature) is a co-instructor for GLI 320: Global Cultural and Environmental Issues (Spring 2021).

Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint

Benjamin Tausig (Associate Professor in the Department of Music) is a member of IGS Advisory Board.

The Last Good Neighbor

Eric Zolov (Associate Professor in the Department of History) is a member of IGS Advisory Board.

The Origins of Cocaine: Colonization and Failed Development in the Amazon Andes

Liliana Davalos (Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolution) is a member of IGS Advisory Board and a co-instructor for GLI 320: Global Cultural and Environmental Issues (Spring 2021).